UAE court adjourns case on terror group suspect

Emirati, 29, accused of attempted murder of American jogger in Abu Dhabi
UAE court adjourns case on terror group suspect
By Staff writer
Tue 06 Sep 2016 09:57 AM

The State Security Division of the Federal Supreme Court has adjourned the case against an Emirati man accused of attempted murder and of promoting terrorist groups Al Qaeda and ISIL.

The court heard the prosecution in the case of AMH, an Emirati national, who is accused of attempted murder of US citizen AMB, and of attempting to join the Jabhat Al Nusra terrorist group. He was also charged with promoting terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda and Daesh, according to news agency WAM.

The court heard that a US expat was out jogging in the Al Bahia area in Abu Dhabi when the 29-year-old defendant knocked him down and repeatedly drove over the victim with the intention of killing him, according to The National.

The court heard that the defendant is accused of planning to bomb the headquarters of Sky News Arabia in Abu Dhabi and Al Arabiya in Dubai. The Emirati travelled to Turkey with the intent of joining the terrorist group Jabhat Al Nusra, but failed to enter Syria.

The defendant denied the charges, during the hearing, which was presided over by Judge Mohammed Al Jarah, who adjourned the case to October 3.

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